About Us

Goals of the Child Advocacy Center:  
-Reduce the number of multiple interviews of a child regarding allegations of abuse 
-Reduce the trauma to children associated with the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases 
-Improve the quality of the evidence and information gathered 
-Expedite the investigative, protective, and prosecutorial process 
-Expedite the process of enrolling victims, their families, and perpetrators in necessary services  including mental health, medical providers, and other agencies and services as needed 
-Increase the number of successful prosecutions of these cases 

Types of cases handled: 
-Child fatality 
-Child sexual abuse 
-Child physical injury 
-Internet sex crimes 
-Child sex exploitation 
-Torture/inhumane treatment of a child 
-Child abduction 
-Sex offender residing in the home with children 

Current Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) members: 
-Canastota Police Department 
-Cazenovia Police Department 
-Hamilton Police Department 
-Oneida Police Department 
-Jan Bach, MD 
-NYS Police 
-Oneida Heathcare Center 
-Madison County Attorney's Office 
-Madison County Children's Advocacy Center 
-Madison County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services 
-Madison County Mental Health Department 
-Madison County Probation Department 
-Madison County Sheriff's Office